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Adware.BlockChecker

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:21 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
block-checker.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
block-checker.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When Adware.BlockChecker is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Adds the value:

    "BlockChecker" = "path of itself"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  2. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IMAdvertiser\MSN
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IMAdvertiser\Yahoo
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\IMAdvertiser\AOL

  3. Sends one of the following messages to the contacts of Microsoft Messenger, Yahoo Instant Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger:

    • Find out who's blocking you on MSN, Download it free from [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did you know you can find out who blocked you on MSN? Check it out, it's free [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • I know who's blocking me on MSN because I use [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did they block you too? Download a free MSN Block Checker [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Hey you can see who's blocking you on MSN! Download it now [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Find out who's blocking you on Yahoo, Download it free from [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did you know you can find out who blocked you on Yahoo? Check it out, it's free [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • I know who's blocking me on Yahoo because I use [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did they block you too? Download a free Yahoo Block Checker [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • I know who's blocking me on AIM because I use [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Find out who's blocking you on AIM, Download it free from [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did you know you can find out who blocked you on AIM? Check it out, it's free [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Did they block you too? Download a free AIM Block Checker [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com
    • Hey you can see who's blocking you on AIM! Download it now [http://]www.block-checker[REMOVED].com


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